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Grotta di Santa Caterina

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Via della Galluzza 26, 53100, Siena, Italy
+39 0577 282208
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very authentic Italian meal here and the staff was polite and attentive. Our chef came out a couple times to check on his guests. Both of us had the gnocchi and truffles which was good but there wasn't enough sauce so it was pretty dry. Most of the other guests were locals so I think we just... More 

Thank Riley J
St. Cloud, MN
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Four of us dined at GSC in September based on the recommendation of our knowledgeable tour guide. He was so right! We arrived at 6:45 and some of the staff was still eating their supper on the edge of the dining room. The personable chef/owner still welcomed us in at sat us himself. Our waitress was attentive and helpful. The... More 

Thank Palladin
Alicante, Spain
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

A fun atmosphere, a waiter with a great sense of humour, and wonderful food. It was recommended to us and we met someone in there who was back for the his second night running!

Thank TourGuideCourse
Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Delicious typical Tuscan fare, several cuts above the standard tourist cliche menu found in many Siena restaurants - and excellently priced with friendly service. Seasonal delights included porcini and cinghiale, and the great house wine comes from a vineyard belonging to the proprietor's family. You'd be wise to book, as we found it full - mostly with locals, not tourists... More 

1 Thank Liz873620
Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We had passed this restaurant on our way to town and thought it would be nice for dinner. We got there about 5:45 and another couple said the restaurant didn't open till 7, but they had spoken with the owner and he said he would open early. Were we incredibly fortunate--it was our BEST meal in Italy. The ambiance, the... More 

1 Thank msdavis1946
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Located in a small via in Siena. Good prices and delicious food. Very recommended for dinner. Enjoy!

Thank drorkatz
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Amazing food, amazing service! We were there two evenings in a row and tried lots of dishes, from strters to desserts, and we recommend everything! Especially the "pici al ragù di cinta senese" and the "peposo"! And, of course, you MUST try their homemade Elisir ... just the perfect way to end your evening!

Thank Nicoletta F
cortona, italy
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A jeweler we did business with in Siena recommended this restaurant as authentic and frequented by all locals. it is just a short walk from the center but hard to find without directions. Not many tourists, but loaded with Italians. This was one of the best lunches we had during our 2 week stay. Will definitely go back.

1 Thank richard l
Paris, France
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The decoration is nice. Beside the crowd in a calm street we thought it will be an comfortable place to eat quietly. But no. It was noisy, speed service with barely a smile, and it was expensive. The food was good but no surprise here. The TripAdvisor score seems to have made it a turist trap in summer.

Thank Cedric G
Naples, Florida
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

One thing was noticeable when we arrived to Siena, things were so real. This places was recommended by somone local as "great local food, no fuss" Enchanting, simple, great wine selection. Typical discrete service, not much explaining, no show.

Thank Fernando Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 64
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Galluzza 26, 53100, Siena, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Siena
  • Phone Number: +39 0577 282208

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?